Rehabilitation Worker – Visual Impairments (ROVI)

Published on

Rehabilitation Worker – Visual Impairments (ROVI)- Countywide (based in Chelmsford)

At a Glance

·         Role: Sensory

·         Type: One year fixed term

·         Location: Countywide

·         Salary: £23,000.00 - £31,620.00 pa Pro rata

·         Working hours: Full time (37 hours) or part time job share available

·         Closing date: 31/05/19

ECL, the Care and Wellbeing Company, are looking for exceptional individuals to strengthen their sensory team.

Our innovative, national award nominated Sensory Team seek two Qualified Rehabilitation Workers for Visually Impaired People to join our fabulous team. We have been commissioned to increase our service provision for one year and so these posts are fixed term contracts for one year only.  We hope that funding will be secured to continue the posts however we cannot commit to more than one year at this time.

The ECL Sensory Service is a dynamic team of sensory professionals dedicated to improving services for people with sight, hearing or dual sensory loss across the county of Essex.  We have qualified Rehabilitation Workers, Rehab Assistant and Rehab Apprentices within our team and are also currently recruiting a Senior.  Come and join us!

Since 2009 the team has delivered a growing range of services across Essex.  These include services provided on behalf of Essex County Council including an all-age Coordination centre offering information, advice and guidance, sensory registration, specialist assessments, provision of equipment and rehabilitation and onwards referrals to statutory and voluntary services.

We were national Finalists in the RNIB Pioneer Awards 2017 for the Team of the Year category.  One judge commented “What makes this team stand out is the constant evolution of services to bridge gaps in provision and break down barriers, and its commitment to fully involving the people it aims to serve in all aspects of its work. Over a quarter of the ECL Sensory team are people with sensory impairments.”

New services developed include the Sensory Access Charter Mark, Lived Experience Sensory Awareness Training, Sensory Champions and our Sighted Guide and Communicator Guide Services.  Our objective is to develop a society where people with sensory impairments have the same access to services and businesses as everyone else.

We are looking for two dynamic and professional Rehab Workers to join our established and reputable team to undertake assessments and reviews, provide individually tailored rehabilitation programs for visually impaired or dual sensory impaired people and to help our service evolve further.

Our main sensory office is in Sandon, Chelmsford which will be your main work base however hot-desking across the county and working from home options are available to support flexible working arrangements.  You should be a car driver or have access to a car and driver as the role involves travel throughout Essex.

Our core team of staff are professional, friendly and supportive and a third of us have worked together for over a decade.  That’s says a lot about the value we place on working and growing within a supportive and encouraging team environment. 

You will have the DIP HE or Foundation Degree in Rehabilitation Studies and experience of working with adults with Sensory impairments.  We will also consider applications from Rehabilitation Assistants undertaking study and due to fully qualify this summer.

With ongoing training and career development, you’ll always find a challenge to keep you thriving and add qualifications to your belt at the same time.


  • Flexible working hours
  • Double pay on bank holidays
  • 45p per mile
  • Travelling time paid between calls
  • Healthcare cash plans with up to £700 claimable during the year
  • Performance related pay (incorporating salary and bonus payment)
  • Up to £300 ‘refer a friend’ scheme available to staff
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 4,000 exclusive member offers
  • Free DBS check
  • Career progression opportunities within ECL

CQC rating of ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ for Well Led

To view the full Role Description, please click on Apply and log in to the Recruitment Portal. The Role Description will be available from the Vacancy Documents list

For further information please contact:

Jane Sillitoe-Crouch on Mob:  07921 397675  email:  Please note Jane is on annual leave 11th  - 16th March.


Faye Gatenby on Mob:  077717 62887 / email:   Please note Faye is on annual leave 21st  - 28th March.

Apply for this vacancy